what is the policy on drivers carrying knives...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by coldworld, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Just curious if any of you carry a clip style folding knife or swiss army style while out on route? Has anyone been told this is against policy...
     
  2. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Never heard a policy on that. I carried a knife on my belt to cut off cod tags. Now that we don't take the tags I don't see much need for it. But I still put it on my belt. Can hinder access getting though security.
     
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    My understanding of our area supplements and the master says NO! At least, don't flash it around. Most center manager's let the rule slide, unless ................
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Meny`s dont flash rule is correct. No fun:wink2:, but correct. I still have the folding knife UPS gave me back in package with the logo of a once proud company prominent on it.
     
  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I carry the plastic knife with the break off blades you get at the dollar store in my shirt pocket.
     
  7. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Just don't! If you are on some hillbilly nonsense about needing one, then quit.
     
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Used to carry one for the COD tags that were covered with 3 layers of tape, but these days I don't see a need for it.
     
  9. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    not if you deliver to any federal building in wash dc.
     
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Where im at if I need one I'll just ask one of my hillbillys. They got my back.
     
  11. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    was robbed at gun point :knockedout: a knife would have got me killed (this is not a sarcastic reply or a joke the gun was at the 4th button down on my shirt . brown short s were almost aplus that night.
     
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Sorry it happened to you.
     
  13. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    I used to run a prison. I had to hand over my knife and my metal clip for the clipboard. They gave it back to me on the way out. No Problem!
     
  14. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    good thing I live in hillbilly territory.... I get a free pass.... I will still carry one and will not quit
     
  15. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    I always carried a small swiss army knife.......had a nice sharp blade, scissors,a small standard screw driver head w/ a file and a tweezers and pick that slid into the handle........I still carry this tool w/ me,......unless I have to board an airplane
     
  16. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    If I remember correctly you had your share of hillbilly on your route. Am I correct. It was the hills.
     
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

  18. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    you are correct sir........had my share of hill-folks
     
  19. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    I carry a Gerber folding tool with 2(thats right, TWO) knife blades. Never had a problem getting through secuirty, and even less, since my start work location has no guard.
     
  20. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    What is the difference between a box cutter and a knife?